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Old 06-29-2016, 10:27 AM   #1
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My 500 started ticking this spring after putting about 7000 miles on last summer without any bad noises. It didn't tick when cold, only after driving a few miles. My mechanic felt it was a couple bad lifters, so he replaced them all. Took it for a test ride yesterday, and it still ticks after getting warmed up. The old lifters don't have any bad marks indicating any wear with the cam.

What next? Oil pressure?

It sucks losing a month of summer driving in Wisconsin.
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Old 07-14-2016, 07:59 PM   #2
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Steve , These motors like a little heavier oil. I always use a 15-40 or a 20-50. Not saying this is your problem , but this is what these motors like.
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Old 07-19-2016, 09:37 AM   #3
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Steve , These motors like a little heavier oil. I always use a 15-40 or a 20-50. Not saying this is your problem , but this is what these motors like.
I've got 25w-50 in it. When the oil warms up it starts to tick. Even though three mechanics said it sounds like lifters, I'm starting to think it's a rod.
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